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Sweger Family History

Sweger Name Meaning

occupational name for an official in charge of weights and measures, from weger ‘weigher’ from Middle Dutch sweger, a term denoting a relative by marriage. Compare German Schwager. from the Germanic personal name Swidger (see Schweickert).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Seger, Swager, Seeger, Saeger, Swoger, Sieger, Steger, Seyer, Steuer

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Where is the Sweger family from?

You can see how Sweger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sweger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sweger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Sweger families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Sweger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sweger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sweger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sweger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sweger. 21% of Sweger men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Sweger women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sweger were Machinist and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Beauty Operator
    19%
  • Operator
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sweger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sweger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 99 immigration records available for the last name Sweger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 518 military records available for the last name Sweger. For the veterans among your Sweger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sweger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sweger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Sweger in 1945 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

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